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[Los Angeles, CA – January 5, 2024] Today, the next generation global rookie group RIIZE shares their highly anticipated single “Love 119” out now via SM Entertainment/RCA Records – listen HERE and watch the music video HERE.
The dreamy pop song is filled with sweet piano riffs and rich, expressive vocals full of bright energy as they sing about feeling love for the first time and comparing it to an emergent situation, invoking South Korea’s emergency number, 119. RIIZE members SHOTARO and WONBIN participated in the choreography of the chorus, which includes the addictive “1-1-9” point gesture. “Love 119” is the newest single from the monster rookie group and follows “Talk Saxy,” “Get A Guitar,” and b-side track “Memories” adding to their collection of ‘emotional pop’ sound that evokes empathy from audiences everywhere.
RIIZE are already taking the industry by storm since their debut in September last year. The group has hit #1 on iTunes Top Songs Chart in 7 regions and ranked within Top 10 in 20 regions worldwide. Finishing 2023 with an exciting announcement of their house ambassadorship for Louis Vuitton, multiple awards including New Artist of the Year at the Melon Music Awards 2023 and Rookie of the Year at the 33rd Seoul Music Awards, and appearances on year-end round-ups by Billboard, Grammy.com, NME, and more, RIIZE is poised as ones-to-watch for 2024.
Focusing on authenticity and relatability, RIIZE forges a deep connection with their ever-growing fanbase by sharing their down-to-earth personalities and humble moments at the start of their new journey. The group name RIIZE combines two words – “rise,” symbolizing growth, and “realize” representing achievements – which together encapsulate the idea of a team that grows as one while achieving their dreams. The exceptional members all possess both talent and visual appeal. With each member bringing their own unique characteristics and strengths, they embark on a real-time odyssey as one team to make new history in the K-Pop industry.
RIIZE is SM Entertainment’s newest rookie group, launching approximately three years after the future-forward girl group aespa, and over seven years since the boundary-pushing boy group NCT, who have both achieved global success.
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